Expect a windy, snowy commute Friday morning

Prepare for an unpleasant commute Friday morning as a weekend of wintry reminders kicks in.

Commuters across the region can expect snow flurries and strong winds coinciding with the peak commuting times.

The Nebraska City area will be spared the worst of the winter storm moving across the Central Plains, but from about Lincoln westward, conditions are forecast to be a bit trickier due to higher snowfall totals.

The National Weather Service says Nebraska City is forecast to get between 1 and 3 inches of snow Friday morning, but Lincoln could see double that amount as could most of the rest of the state.

Snow in the area is likely to begin in the pre-dawn hours and taper off in the early afternoon.

Temperatures throughout Friday are forecast in the mid- to upper 20s, but with winds gusting to near 30 mph, wind chills could hover around 10 degrees.

Saturday morning could see a record low across the region. In Nebraska City, temperatures are forecast to bottom out in the low to mid-teens.

After the chilly start to the day, temperatures will climb steadily Saturday into the upper 30s. Sunshine and calm winds are forecast.

The weather service said Sunday morning could bring a round of snow and freezing rain coinciding with church services. Snow is likely to switch over to rain Sunday afternoon.

Good news awaits next week. A mix of sun and clouds is forecast with temperatures steadily climbing. Monday should see highs in the 40s, Tuesday in the 50s and Wednesday and Thursday in the 60s.

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